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I was in Spain in August 2015 and a woman who knew my

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I was in Spain in August 2015 and a woman who knew my husband came to the house where I was staying and because she knew I was from the New York area, asked me to find out what happened to her brother, whom she had not heard from in one year. He lived alone in New York City, was not married and had no family in the United States. I found out he had died September 2014. Can I be appointed his estate administrator? Do I need a lawyer to do that? As far as I can find out, he had no real estate property. I'm assuming he has a bank account. I sent his sister an application to get his death certificate.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about your loss. To clarify - is her brother your husband and you and he were separated? If so, formally via the Court or informally? Also, did he have a Will?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!